I myself Prime wouldn't try to mate the two. In my opinion, the chance of it sounding worse, far outweighs the possible limited benefits.
Edited by D Bone - 2/1/14 at 7:09pm
So you see, you weren't actually discouraged or intimidated from asking your questions, and they were answered :)
All users of Audyssey, of any flavor, are welcome here and all their questions will be answered to the best of the other contributing members' ability. But if Audyssey has a shortcoming in any way, expect that it will be mentioned, where appropriate. For example, if some had asked "how do I improve my bass calibration with 2EQ?' the answer would, if it were to be useful, have to advise that a limitation of 2EQ is that it does not EQ the bass, and as the bass is where EQ is needed most, 2EQ is not a brilliant tool for that purpose. This is an honest way, IMO, to help people and does them far more service than some sort of fanboy response.
OTOH if the question was about mic positions with 2EQ, the above issue would be very unlikely to feature in the response.
While the UK was fast asleep, you have been given a great set of replies IMO from the wide-awake US members :)
All I can do is echo their thoughts - basically try to use the smaller sub to 'fill in', which would mean having it pretty close to the MLP, not right at the other end of the room. And just experiment with it. The mismatch between the monster sub you are using and the little 6.5 inch sub is so huge that, personally, I wouldn't even attempt it. But if you do, and if you find a formula that works, please let us know how you get on. :)
Your point is well taken. I have been on AVS and a frequent visitor to this thread for years. IMO had you mentioned 2EQ way back when, it is very likely that the fact that it has no EQ for the crucial sub ch and is also limited in effectiveness by low filter resolution would've been mentioned. The intent would be informative and any intimidation/inferiority generated in you or other readers would've been entirely unintentional. IMO the same holds true today.
That said, there has been a trend on this thread for the criticisms and judgmental statements about Audyssey MultEQXT, Audyssey the company, its priorities, marketing, etc., and even Chris himself to get rather out of proportion IMO since Chris left the thread. There have also been posts aiming to bring balance and other perspectives. That is the nature of a free exchange of ideas and opinions on an internet forum and is a good thing.
IMO this remains one of the most informative and valuable threads on AVS, certainly for me. There have been ongoing valued contributions by many folks including both objective data and subjective experience. I especially applaud the organization of an impressive database of knowledge and useful advice by Keith. In addition, this remains the single best place to come for Audyssey advice IMO. It is rather amazing the speed and accuracy with which questions posted here are addressed. And I have no doubt that the intent is that we all can better maximize our hobby enjoyment by optimizing SQ via tweaks and by making more informed purchase decisions.
UMM-6 or UMIK-1 for use with REW HDMI version. Both about $100 from Cross Spectrum Labs, individually calibrated.
But but but... :) If you used a grille cloth that matched the room décor she wouldn’t even know the sub(s) were there. It would look essentially as it does now. I have found spending my way into assisting Mrs Keith usually works... a new purse here, new shoes there, Chanel cosmetics here and there.... they all do wonders for the WAF Enhancement Program. LOL!
Onkyo sell them. IIRC the 705 uses the 'puck' style mic and that hasn't been used by Onkyo for some time, so it may be impossible to find one elsewhere. The alternative would be to place a 'wanted' ad on the Classifieds here - I am sure that a heck of a lot of AVR buyers never even plug their mic in. Just be sure to specify it is the 'puck' style. A fair price, IMO, would be $25.
I’d check their website for the country you are in.